A school teacher in Barasat committed suicide ina classroom. he left a suicide note saying he was forced to take his own life as there was a witch-hunt against him by a village education committee in a financial deal.
Sub-divisional police officer Debasish Dhar said Jahangir Gazi (40) consumed posion before shutting himself up in the classroom after school was out on Tuesday. In the note, he held three persons responsible, alleging the three had pressured him to own up to a financial wrongdoing in the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.
Gazi was reportedly grilled by the three on May 25.
Dhar said a handwriting expert would verify whether the note was written by him.